Tenino continued its red-hot play on Friday, shutting out Montesano, 3-0, as the Beavers extended their winning streak to three games after starting the season with back-to-back losses.
“Overall, a really good game,” Tenino coach Kevin Schultz said. “Both teams were disciplined and organized. Neither team really threatened to score in the first half.”
Tenino and Monte took a 0-0 tie going into the break, then Beavers’ keeper Alex Reichelderfer made a game-changing save early in the second half which helped infuse momentum into the rest of the team.
Chris Ramez broke the scoreless tie with a goal in the 51st minute, then Salvador Ontiveros scored back-to-back goals in the 60th and 62nd minutes, the second off a free-kick assist from Ramez where Ontiveros skied above everyone and hit it home.
“It was something we talked about at the half; making runs across the keeper’s face,” Schultz said. “We had three guys make the same run and Ontiveros rose above everyone. He’s one of our leading attackers.”
Schultz also praised junior defender Zach Byer for his solid performance in back. It’s been a rewarding turnaround for Schultz and the Beavers, who won just four total games two years ago, and had their entire season wiped out last year due to the pandemic.
“They’re building a culture here,” Schultz said.
Tenino gets back on the pitch when it hosts Elma at 7 p.m. on April 13.
Alexis Castillo-Corona scored two goals for Rochester but the Warriors were unable to win their third straight, ending in a 2-2 non-league tie at Black Hills on Friday.
“It was a rough game,” Rochester coach Matt Ashton said. “It was a back-and-forth, hard-fought battle.”
Ashton estimated that the Warriors doubled the shots on goal against the Wolves, but just couldn’t find the back of the net. Rochester started off the scoring when Aaron Esquival was fouled in the box, which set up Castillo-Corona’s first goal on a penalty kick in the 17th minute.
Black Hills retook momentum with back-to-back goals in the second half to take a 2-1 lead, then Castillo-Corona notched his second goal off an assist from Erik Vazquez-Valentine in the 66th minute to tie it back up.
“We had a lot of opportunities but couldn’t convert all the shots we had,” Ashton said. “Black Hills’ goalkeeper did an excellent job stopping shots.”
Rochester (2-0-1) gets back into action when it travels to W.F. West for another non-league matchup at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.